Dog training

All American Dog Training Academy celebrates its 50th anniversary

Dave Springs, president, assessor and trainer at the All American Dog Training Academy, with Frankie, a cane corso, after giving his protection lesson.

Those considering having their dogs trained by certified and experienced dog trainers can contact All American Dog Training Academy. Since its inception in 1972, it has provided dog training in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Bradenton and surrounding areas to over 50,000 dogs and their owners in their neighborhoods, homes and businesses. This year, All American Dog Training Academy celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Valrico resident Hope Springs, vice president and office manager of the All American Dog Training Academy, shared what’s in store for them on their 50th anniversary.

“We put special 50th anniversary stickers on every diploma every client receives upon completion,” Hope said. “We also plan to offer promotions throughout the year,” she added.

Glen White and his family founded the All American Dog Training Academy. He had a knack for training dogs, and White turned that passion into reality after retiring from the military. In 1999, Hope’s husband, Dave Springs, became a coach there and worked his way up to training supervisor. The Springs partnered with All American Dog Training Academy and Dave became its vice president before they both took over the business in 2011.

As a family business, they make sure customers get the best customer service and the best trainer they and their dog need. The trainers have acquired many years of experience and knowledge to ensure that clients acquire the skills necessary to train their dog effectively.

All American Dog Training Academy offers a military style of dog training using a positive and negative approach. He offers a full range of obedience classes for his pets. The types of services that individuals can choose from include protection training, puppy training, advanced obedience, service training and more.

Hope mentioned how it feels to know the company has been in business for 50 years.

“It’s an amazing feeling that we can still serve the Tampa Bay area with quality, professional training for their pets,” Hope said.

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